Threads seem to have been the latest sensation as a potential platform for those who are looking to jump ship from Twitter after its continuous faux pas over the last year. Mastodon, Blue Skies, as well as others, have all been contenders for those who want to fly the nest. However, Threads is a new product coming from the team over at Facebook.
All is not well over at Twitter as a result. Sources at Dexerto have found letters to Mark Zuckerberg and his team from Twitter’s legal team about a pending incitement of Twitter’s intellectual property as well as other serious claims. These are including poaching of previous employees from the firm and dissemination of trade secrets.
Twitter is accusing Meta of several things, including poaching/stealing employees to copy their platform
Here is the full letter: pic.twitter.com/XDCtO3Sx2u
— Dexerto (@Dexerto) July 6, 2023
These similarities in both function and design, are the core reasons for the lawsuit. Elon went so far as to tweet out confirming the reasons saying that while competition is fine, cheating isn’t.
Competition is fine, cheating is not
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 6, 2023
However, the comments of there being a cross-over between those who lost their jobs at Twitter who may have joined Threads have been confirmed to not be true. As confirmed via Andy Stone who is apart of the Communications team over at Meta.
While we don’t have any further updates on what Facebook’s reply will be to the apparent pushback from Twitter, you can be sure we will keep you posted when they do respond.